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Top Technological Developments of the 21st Century

Online shopping has swept people up across the globe, and was recently voted the biggest technological development of the 21st century in Britain. The majority of the world’s retailers offer online shopping opportunities, and other websites such as 6pm.com and overstock.com were created specifically to help people save money while shopping for their favorite brands on the internet.

Another internet-related breakthrough of the 21st century is online banking. Banks such as Doral Bank, which is based in Puerto Rico and New York, understand that providing their customers with online options has many advantages, including the ability to effortlessly verify account balances, transfer money between accounts, make secure payments from the comfort of home and review recent payments and other financial activity. Internet banking also allows people to keep tabs on their finances without too much effort; email alerts, reminders and confirmation requests help customers stay on top of their various accounts, transactions, savings, cashed checks and more.

In Britain, 75% of the population use online banking services. According to the British vote, the top five technological developments of the century include online shopping, internet banking, mobile internet, digital TV recorders and online film streaming services.

Jean Fiddes of E.ON said: “Our research shows consumers are increasingly using technology to make their lives easier and save money on everyday costs… Online shopping and banking and on-the-go entertainment were all at one time considered ‘new’ technologies but are now very much a part of our day-to-day lives. And although we may get nostalgic about the good old days, many of us appreciate the convenience and control technology can offer.”

 

 

PCs Pushed Aside by Mobile Devices

Intel, a long-time veteran in the personal computer industry, recently surprised analysts by missing their projections. The company’s apparent struggle is yet another sign that the traditional PC is being overshadowed by newer mobile devices such as tablets. Greg Bryant of Reuters.com recently discussed Intel’s approach for 2014:   Continue Reading

Jim Baer on Data-Driven Businesses

Jim Baer, a senior director of Data Science with LinkedIn, recently discussed what he considers the four keys to data-driven business. He explained that data today can and should have a tremendous impact on a company’s success.  Though every business varies, and getting involved in the data world appears a daunting task, companies can benefit… Continue Reading

A New and Improved Siri

Recent reports suggest that Apple may be fixing its iPhone voice-enabled task and search manager by boosting its speed and accuracy. Siri, though loved by many users, is often very slow. Business Insider explains that this is “because your voice commands are being transferred to Siri’s brain, which is online in the cloud, before an… Continue Reading

ShopKeep POS, an iPad Point of Sales

ShopKeep, an iPad POS point of sale system, was developed by business owner Jason Richelson to suit the needs of those standing “behind the counter.” The ShopKeep system helps retailers simplify sales by allowing users to add items, select a payment method, add a gratuity and complete the transaction by tapping on an iPad. Reuters… Continue Reading

Have an Idea? Just Do It!

Nick D’Aloisio, a 17-year-old London schoolboy recently sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo! for $30 million. He advises anyone with a tech idea to just do it, explaining that the money is there, “just waiting for clever new moves.” “If you have a good idea, or you think there’s a gap in the market,… Continue Reading

Why You Should Buy the New Office 365 Home Premium Edition

Microsoft has just released its newest version of Office; Office 365 Home Premium Edition. After using it for several days, Business Insider discussed the seven reasons everyone should purchase it. The first is that it is a good value. “Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote and Outlook. The Home Premium version costs… Continue Reading

Apple Wins Yet Another Tech Emmy Award

The National Academy of Television Arts just granted Apple a Tech Emmy Award at CES 2013. The iPhone maker is one of the leading technology companies in the world. According to Forbes, Apple’s latest award is for an “eco-system for Real Time Presentation of TV Content to Mobile Devices without the use of Specialized Television… Continue Reading